The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 16 35
Rank change year-on-year -9 +19  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 37 82 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.67% 8.06% 4.25%
As % of the Vendors category 11.53% 14.72% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 52 22
Median daily rate £400 £378 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +4.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £236 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +1.38% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.72% +27.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 321 557 464
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 49.23% 54.77% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 289 245
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +158.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Reading

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Reading

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Reading over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Reading

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 74 (56.06%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (45.45%) CCNP
3 53 (40.15%) CCNA
4 45 (34.09%) Unified Communications
5 43 (32.58%) VoIP
6 41 (31.06%) Telecoms
7 40 (30.30%) CCIE
8 38 (28.79%) Cisco CUCM
9 32 (24.24%) Juniper
10 28 (21.21%) Cisco UCCE
11 27 (20.45%) Firewall
12 24 (18.18%) Cisco UCCX
12 24 (18.18%) Migration
12 24 (18.18%) Data Centre
13 20 (15.15%) CheckPoint
13 20 (15.15%) Windows
14 19 (14.39%) ITIL
14 19 (14.39%) WAN
15 18 (13.64%) TCP/IP
15 18 (13.64%) NetApp
15 18 (13.64%) SAN
16 17 (12.88%) VMware
16 17 (12.88%) Disaster Recovery
17 16 (12.12%) MPLS
17 16 (12.12%) IBM
18 15 (11.36%) Network Design
19 14 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
19 14 (10.61%) IVR
19 14 (10.61%) OSPF
19 14 (10.61%) BGP

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.30%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (34.09%) Unified Communications
2 43 (32.58%) VoIP
3 27 (20.45%) Firewall
4 19 (14.39%) WAN
5 18 (13.64%) SAN
5 18 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 16 (12.12%) MPLS
7 14 (10.61%) BGP
7 14 (10.61%) LAN
7 14 (10.61%) OSPF
8 13 (9.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (9.09%) VPN
9 12 (9.09%) Wireless
10 11 (8.33%) Wireshark
11 10 (7.58%) CTI
12 9 (6.82%) SNMP
13 8 (6.06%) 3G
13 8 (6.06%) PBX
13 8 (6.06%) PSTN
General
1 41 (31.06%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.33%) Finance
3 10 (7.58%) Law
4 9 (6.82%) Back Office
5 1 (0.76%) Billing
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (34.09%) Network Engineer
2 26 (19.70%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (12.12%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 15 (11.36%) Design Engineer
5 11 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (6.06%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 8 (6.06%) Consultant
7 7 (5.30%) Architect
7 7 (5.30%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.30%) Storage Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) Technical Leader
9 5 (3.79%) VoIP Engineer
10 4 (3.03%) Network Consultant
10 4 (3.03%) NOC Engineer
10 4 (3.03%) Storage Architect
11 3 (2.27%) IBM Storage Architect
11 3 (2.27%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.52%) XMPP
2 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.76%) CSS
2 1 (0.76%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.61%) IVR
3 12 (9.09%) EMC VMAX
3 12 (9.09%) EMC VNX
3 12 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (9.09%) Mainframe
4 6 (4.55%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.03%) CMDB
6 3 (2.27%) PMI
6 3 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.15%) Windows
2 13 (9.85%) Linux
2 13 (9.85%) Solaris
2 13 (9.85%) Unix
3 12 (9.09%) AIX
4 2 (1.52%) Android
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.18%) Migration
2 19 (14.39%) ITIL
3 17 (12.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (11.36%) Network Design
5 11 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
6 10 (7.58%) High Availability
7 9 (6.82%) Network Management
8 8 (6.06%) Change Management
8 8 (6.06%) Project Management
9 7 (5.30%) Load Balancing
9 7 (5.30%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.55%) Performance Engineering
10 6 (4.55%) WFM
11 5 (3.79%) IT Strategy
11 5 (3.79%) PRINCE2
12 4 (3.03%) Business Continuity
12 4 (3.03%) Process Improvement
13 3 (2.27%) ITIL V3
13 3 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
13 3 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.85%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.52%) SQL
2 2 (1.52%) VB
3 1 (0.76%) Perl
3 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 74 (56.06%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (45.45%) CCNP
3 53 (40.15%) CCNA
4 40 (30.30%) CCIE
5 7 (5.30%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.55%) CCVP
7 5 (3.79%) CCNP Voice
8 4 (3.03%) CCIP
8 4 (3.03%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.27%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.27%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.27%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.52%) CCDA
10 2 (1.52%) CISA
10 2 (1.52%) CISM
10 2 (1.52%) CISSP
10 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.76%) CCDP
11 1 (0.76%) MCSE
11 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.27%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (28.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 28 (21.21%) Cisco UCCE
3 24 (18.18%) Cisco UCCX
4 11 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (3.03%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.27%) OPNET
7 2 (1.52%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.52%) Cisco CME
7 2 (1.52%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.52%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.52%) WSUS
8 1 (0.76%) OVSD
8 1 (0.76%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.76%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.76%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 32 (24.24%) Juniper
2 20 (15.15%) CheckPoint
3 18 (13.64%) NetApp
4 17 (12.88%) VMware
5 16 (12.12%) IBM
6 14 (10.61%) EMC
7 11 (8.33%) Palo Alto
8 10 (7.58%) Nokia
9 9 (6.82%) Huawei
9 9 (6.82%) Microsoft
10 8 (6.06%) Ericsson
10 8 (6.06%) Nokia Networks
11 7 (5.30%) F5
12 5 (3.79%) Blue Coat
13 4 (3.03%) Avaya
13 4 (3.03%) Citrix
13 4 (3.03%) HP
13 4 (3.03%) Mitel
13 4 (3.03%) SolarWinds
14 3 (2.27%) Riverbed